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Lovingly designed and well-equipped accommodation with sea views (built in 2013) - Apartment Casa Formosa

Bedrooms 2
Space 861 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 5 nights


About the property

Casa Formosa

Casa Formosa is located less than 10 minutes drive from the vivid fishermen town of Olhão, on a contemplative hillside, in a calm valley. We designated it so, because from the major spots of our landed property, you got an amazing view to the Ria Formosa, particularly from the huge sun roof terrace. Evergreen hills are flanking the dale, here it is perfect to keep an eye on the turning of the tide. Ferries oscillates between mainland and up streamed Isles of Armona and Culatra. Countless sailing boats anchors during summertime, by day they twinkle snow-white and by night they glitter as stars, which felt into the ocean… Casa Formosa is right in the middle of the 7000 square meter plot and its old tree population. Out of 3 cardinal points the land declines to the valley, that is why the apartment has its own private garden of 1500 square meters dimension. In the old residential area of the elongate estate there are the very busy owners living. They help with words and deeds, will be a good neighbour to you, and at the same time they will absolutely respect your privacy. They realized plenty of their ideas at Casa Formosa and took their fist-hand professional experience in mediating holiday accommodations since years, in advantage for this project. Since age of times the conception was been planned and in 2013 finalized. The result became a very comfortable holiday house with very well considered details and snugly atmosphere…

Entering through the big glass door, the cosy materials of tiles, doors and furniture offer a nice and warm welcome. Passing the round arch you come to the spacious living room, which is divided into kitchen and sitting room. In between there is a bar, where you can have a relaxed chat. All three windows from the lounge are going to South-west and offer you a beautifully view into the garden to the ocean. Folding shutters and an excellent isolation, will spend lovely coolness during summertime, and during the rest of the year, the room can be flooded with sun and bright light, similarly. Fly screens keep away undesirable visitors. Wood burner in cast iron, is the heart of the living room, it is fixed on a semi-circle brick layer platform. A dining area with dining table, sofa suite and little corner with TV, music, internet access, completes the sitting room. The “blue kitchen” is adjoining, best equipped, nothing to miss, while a look out of the window over the Ria Formosa will sweeten your holiday. 2 bedrooms going towards North, according to requirements, you can put the beds as a double or single one . Each bedroom has a wardrobe and a ceiling fan. In between the bedrooms is the bathroom located, very tastefully with Portuguese tiles and a bath tub. In case you are more than 4 people, the studio next to, can also be rented in addition. The studio is through 2 doors cutting acoustic, it has a beautifully bathroom with shower, a double bed with cosy seats and well equipped kitchenette. The studio has its main, private entrance in the North, also an exclusive terrace to the South, that is why also the studio can be booked separately, without the big apartment. Open access to the guest garden is exclusive for apartment visitors, but the spacious, furnished sun roof terrace (120m²) with panoramic sea view and over the valley, stays open all house guests. Common use is the utility room with washing machine. Worth mentioning, that both units are also wonderful during cooler season, because all rooms got their very economically wall heating (buried wiring under nice tiles) working with infra-red, which is very healthy and spends cushy warmness. The apartment got in addition to them also a wonderful wood burner.

Casa Formosa´s surrounding is quite nice to stroll up and discover the nature, there is a plenty to observe. Up from the hill on the back side of the casa, you got a fantastic view over the Ria Formosa, the Atlantic and the fishermen town of Olhão. Especially by night it is amazing, when the city lights, the illumination of the island villages, the lighthouse and the stars are shining. Crossing narrow sandy path along very ancient stonewalls, almond trees, figs and carobs you should continue your walk. With a little knowledge of a place you can reach the tiny lagoon beach of 'Cavacos', not longer than half hour by feet. We do recommend a car, going to the beach, shopping or sightseeing. Holiday guests who like to spend a more active leisure time, could do all this also by bicycle.

More Details
Registration Number : 312/AL

Property Manager
Heidi & Jens Röver
Member since: 2010
Speaks English, German, Portuguese
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
2 April, 2018

About Heidi & Jens Röver

We realized in 2008 our deepest wish to move to the Eastern Algarve.

Far from mass tourism, very serene people, a fantastic Flora and Fauna and much sunshine and the Atlantic expected us and said welcome to our new life!

For those who had to stay at home we founded our own informative website “visit-eastalgarve” and until today we meet a big number of holiday guests who are very enthusiasm of the region and of our service.

We are your personal, competent partner for your holiday planning, moreover we will always have an open ear for you and your issues, also when you are here. We are very careful with your leisure time of the year, that we can give you for guaranteed.

Please send us your enquiry for this accommodation, we will answer as quick as possible. We check if the holiday home will be available or not and answer your questions. If it is already reserved, we will try to send similar proposals in our region, if possible.


Heidi & Jens Röver

Heidi & Jens Röver purchased this apartment in 2006

Available Rentals

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Alojamento local nº 312/AL (CM Olhão / Turismo de Portugal)

Heizkosten werden extra berechnet (€ 0,20/kwh)
Bei Stornierung gilt folgende Regelung von "visit eastalgarve" (bitte ignorieren Sie die unten genannte 0% Erstattung):
- bis 84 Tage vor Reiseantritt 12,5 % des gesamten Mietpreises
- 83 bis 45 Tage vor Reiseantritt 25 % des gesamten Mietpreises
- 44 bis 28 Tage vor Reiseantritt 50 % des gesamten Mietpreises
- 27 bis 14 Tage vor Reiseantritt 70 % des gesamten Mietpreises
- 13 bis 0 Tage vor Reiseantritt 90 % des gesamten Mietpreises
- Bei vorzeitiger Abreise 100 % des gesamten Mietpreises


Heating on cost (€ 0,20/kwh)
Cancellation fees by "visit-eastalgarve" are as follow (please ignore the "Manager's Cancellation Policy" of 0% written on this site):
- up to 84 days before departure 12.5% of the total rental price
- 83 to 45 days before departure 25% of the total rental price
- 44 to 28 days before departure 50% of the total rental price
- 27 to 14 days before departure 70% of the total rental price
- 13 to 0 days before departure 90% of the total rental price
- For early departure 100% of the total rental price


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Olhão in Municipality of Olhão

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • chateau / country house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 861 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Bidet
  • Both bathrooms have wall heating
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • - 2 Single Bed
    - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
  • All bedrooms have wall heating, fly screens and a closet
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Veranda
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing


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Apartment Casa Formosa
average rating of 5.0 based on 33 reviews

Peaceful retreat with stunning views

  • 5 of 5

Smashing small studio,well equipped,located in lovely countryside with plenty of walking available. Not far from the Rio Formosa and nearby towns.We stayed for 10 days and enjoyed every minute,the owners were so nice and helpful nothing was too much trouble. Don't miss the Saturday market in Olhao take a big bag.The birding all around is very good with Bee eaters and Hoopoes flying past.

We would happily recommend this property.

  • Review Submitted: 16-May-2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lovely stay in early spring

  • 5 of 5

We arrived to Casa Formosa on Feb 3 2015 and stayed for five lovely weeks. The house was very fine situated on top of a hill with a marvelous view over the sea. In the great garden we could always find a place in the sun away from the wind. The apartment was fully equipped and the open fire gave us cosy warmth in the evenings. The owners were very friendly and helped us in every way we needed.

  • Review Submitted: 11-Apr-2015
  • Date of Stay: February 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Schönes, gepflegtes Appartement - toller Garten!

  • 5 of 5

Das Appartement sowie die gesamte Anlage sind sehr gepflegt und gut ausgestattet. Besonders der Außenbereich ist sehr schön und mit Liebe zum Detail angelegt und auch gut für eine Familie mit Kindern geeignet. Die Gastgeber haben uns sowohl bei der Vorbereitung als auch vor Ort sehr herzlich und aufmerksam betreut und waren z.B. auch bei er Organisation eines Mietwagens behilflich, sodass wir uns bereits ab der Buchung sehr wohl gefühlt haben.

Die Strände sind schon etwas weiter weg, man benötigt auf jeden Fall einen Mietwagen und erreicht viele Strände nur mit einer stündlich fahrenden Fähre, was für Kinder aber ein schöner Ausflug ist.

Insgesamt würden wir die Unterkunft weiterempfehlen.

  • Review Submitted: 21-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Vielen Dank für die tolle Bewertung. Um Missverständnisse zu vermeiden, möchten wir kurz erwähnen, dass man ab Fuseta (7km vom Casa Formosa entfernt) mit der Fähre von 8:30 bis 20:00 Uhr jederzeit auf die Strandinsel fahren kann. Es pendeln mehrere Fähren, die Überfahrt dauert nur gut 5 Minuten. Die erwähnten stündlichen verkehrenden Fähren ab Olhão fahren zu den weiter entfernten Inseln Armona und Culatra. Darüber hinaus gibt es weitere Strandzugänge sowie Lagunenstrände, für die keine Fähre benötigt wird. Für Rückfragen stehen wir gerne zur Verfügung!
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Herbstferien 2017

  • 5 of 5

Wir waren mit unserer Familie (2Erwachsene und zwei Jungs, 3 und 6 Jahre alt) für eine Woche in diesem wirklich schönen und mit viel Bedacht gestalteten Ferienhaus zu Gast.

Wir habe uns von Anfang an wohl gefühlt und nicht einmal gedacht, "Na, das fehlt jetzt aber doch..."

Die Ausstattung ist wirklich sehr gut. Alles ist sauber und in einem gepflegten Zustand.

Das Aussengelände ist mit viel Bedacht angelegt und man hat viele Möglichkeiten sich hinzusetzen und Kaffee zu trinken oder sonstwas.

Auch für die Kinder ist genug Platz und viel zu entdecken.

Ein wirklich rundum angenehmer Aufenthalt mit entspannten Vermietern. Auch die zweite Wohnung / Studio ist baulich so schlau angelegt, dass man sich - wenn man es nicht drauf anlegt - nicht über den Weg läuft.

Vielen Dank Heidi und Jens.

Wir kommen wieder, wahrscheinlich!

  • Review Submitted: 27-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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Köln am Rhein

Casa Formosa in Quelfes

  • 5 of 5

Das Appartement hat alles an Komfort wie beschrieben. Die Lage des Hauses ist ruhig, aber von hier aus kann man mit dem Auto schnell Olhao und Fuseta erreichen. Der Weitblick zum Meer, die schönen Plätze auf dem Gelände und die Ostalgarve in diesem Teil von Portugal sind für uns immer wieder Gründe, um in die Region zurück- zukehren. Heidi und Jens sind liebenswerte Vermieter und stehen gerne für Fragen zur Verfügung.

  • Review Submitted: 01-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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A paradisiac garden and home for family stay in Al

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay in family to Casa Formosa.

The house is comfortable, quite pleasant and fully furnished. Garden is pretty large and beautiful.

Our children have loved collecting almonds on trees to cook a cake.

Algarve is a great place for holidays with magnificent beaches.

We had a peaceful and ideal stay, we thank you so much Heidi and Jens !

  • Review Submitted: 27-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
19 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
1.8 Kilometres
Quelfes / Marim
Nearest Ferry
5 Kilometres
Olhão -- Armona / Culatra
Nearest Golf
10 Kilometres
Colina Verde
Nearest Train
5 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
9 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
1.8 Kilometres
Restaurante Primo dos Caracois / Restaurante Marim
Nearest Beach
8 Kilometres

Just a few kilometres north-east of the bustling harbour town of Olhão is located on the slopes of a peaceful, tranquil valley, Casa Formosa. The name for the estate stems from the magnificent views that you can enjoy from large parts of the property and in particular from the large roof terrace overlooking the Ria Formosa lagoon. Flanked by the evergreen hills here can be of the constant ebb and flow easily observed. Ferries travel between the mainland and the island of Armona and in the neighbouring island of Culatra countless sail boats moored in the summer, the days when white sparkle in the sun and sparkle in the night like stars fallen into the water ...

Around the Casa Formosa can take leisurely walks where there is much to see.

Right behind the house you can continue to climb up the hill and after just a few meters with a fantastic view of the Ria Formasa, rewarded the Atlantic and the port town of Olhão. At night, when the lights of the city and next to the island villages still lighthouse and stars make their contribution, this view is no less spectacular.

On narrow trails and dirt roads, past ancient surrounding walls, almond, fig and carob trees, the journey of discovery continues. With some local knowledge so you can run within half an hour even to the small lagoon beach 'Cavacos'.

However, a car is recommended for shopping, beach and city visits. Sporty guests can also cope with a bicycle but the manageable distances.